Master of Art Programs in Business Studies

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Business Studies

A master’s degree (MA) is an educational diploma that is awarded after extensive study in a chosen program. These are often offered alone or with a doctorate program. Entering into a master’s course usually requires a bachelor’s degree.

You may be wondering, what is an MA in Business Studies? Students often enter this type of program for a couple reasons, one being conversion from one subject area to business. These students usually catch up with basic finance and commerce courses. Other students choose to take this program to complement their previous education in the same field, choosing to specialize and take courses in accounting, auditing, electronic business, finance, international business, project management, corporate responsibility, and even marketing. These programs typically take one to three years.

Graduates of a business studies program often have the opportunity to continue their education in a PhD course or enter many of the financial positions available throughout the world. Employees typically see higher wages and better working conditions, too.

Every school is different, so the cost of an MA in Business Studies will vary. Factors such as the school’s location, the availability of online courses, and the prestige of an institution may influence these costs. Contacting the admissions office is the best way to determine specific cost information.

Business is virtually everywhere, so the career options of a business studies graduate may seem endless. Many graduates choose to enter traditional business positions such as corporate administrator or program manager, while others choose to enter the more creative side of business as marketing directors. Some choose to work in public or private banks as auditors, accountants, or financial planners. Those seeking to travel may work with international businesses, making deals between governments and global companies.

Securing your future career may start with your education. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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ACCA London + MA Online

London School of Business and Finance (LSBF)
Campus or Online Full time Part time 6 - 30 months September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Take your career further by adding the advanced business skills of an MA in Finance and Investment to your ACCA qualification. Combining the two means not only joining one of the world's largest accounting bodies, but also gaining the ability to push organisations forward through key financial decisions and strategies. [+]

MA Degrees in Business Studies. ACCA London + MA Online Take your career further by adding the advanced business skills of an MA in Finance and Investment to your ACCA qualification. Combining the two means not only joining one of the world's largest accounting bodies, but also gaining the ability to push organisations forward through key financial decisions and strategies. With LSBF, you will get exemptions and be able to complete the dual programme in just 1 extra module and a dissertation. Course Requirements Standard entry: Minimum requirements are 2 A Levels and 3 GCSEs or equivalent in five separate subjects, including English and Mathematics. Access to ACCA via FIA or AAT qualification: No other academic qualifications required. Gain exemptions from ACCA papers F1 – F3. Graduate entry: Degree holders from ACCA-accredited institutions may be exempt from up to 9 exams. Other relevant degrees may also qualify you for exemptions. English language proficiency: IELTS 5.5 overall and each component or equivalent. Duration For ACCA: 6 - 30 months per course/selection of exams. The MA is studied online so it depends on the time you invest in your studies ACCA on-campus / MA online only [-]

Master of Management (MAM) in Sustainable Luxury

Sustainability Management School
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2018 Switzerland Gland Switzerland Online + 2 more

The aim of the full time (one year) or part-time (two years) Master of Arts in Sustainable Luxury Management is to offer a hands-on education that addresses sustainability challenges in the luxury industry. [+]

The aim of the of the full time (one year) or part-time (two years) Master in Management with an emphasis in Sustainable Luxury Management is to offer to offer a hands-on education that addresses sustainability challenges in the luxury industry. This Master Program provides a cutting-edge curriculum that integrates sustainability with the luxury management. The program is designed for you to advance in your career and to develop new skills. Cutting-edge cases are presented with strong emphasis on the role of responsible leaders in branding luxury goods. Program Organization: Length: 3 terms (full-time program) or 6 terms (part-time program). Content: 9 core modules, 5 major courses including a project in collaboration with our local and international partners and a final capstone course. Small classes. Upon request, individual lectures. Starting Dates: January, April and September. Requirements for the Master’s Programs: - Official certified transcripts and diplomas of Bachelor or Master Studies, with certified translation if not originally in English. - TOEFL (minimum score of 550 PBT or 80 IBT), or IELTS (minimum score of 5.5), or other Standardized English Placement Exams. - Motivation Letter indicating why you want to study in Switzerland at Sustainability Management School. - Copy of Passport or ID. Graduate Program Costs - Non-refundable application fee - 200 CHF for EU/500 CHF for Non-European. - 1-year program costs: 35,950 CHF (OPTIONAL second year with internship, an additional 7,600 CHF) - Expenses & Materials - 450 CHF SUMAS does not currently offer any scholarship programs or grants. [-]

MA in International Fashion Business: Buying and Merchandise Management

Manchester Metropolitan University
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Manchester

This is a one-year, industry-led programme, which gives you the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge of contemporary fashion buying and merchandising from a managerial perspective. Developed in conjunction with industry specialists to inform innovative projects and maintain contemporary content and foster innovative projects. [+]

MA Degrees in Business Studies. This is a one-year, industry-led programme, which gives you the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge of contemporary fashion buying and merchandising from a managerial perspective. Developed in conjunction with industry specialists to inform innovative projects and maintain contemporary content and foster innovative projects. Throughout the Master’s you will develop professional, managerial and personal abilities, including commercial awareness, negotiating and relationship management skills, alongside developing your visual skills in a business context to enable you to operate successfully within the global industry. You will also gain an in-depth knowledge of finance, industry developments, profit margins, pricing, sales strategies and turnover and how to confidently convey your ideas through successful communication and contemporary presentation. Features and benefits of the course Study visits to key international trade fairs and cities will offer relevant research opportunities for you to support course content. You will be exposed to a broad range of market levels and future target markets from high street brands to small pioneering design companies. ABOUT THE COURSE You will gain a deep understanding of the role of the buyer and merchandiser, and gain the ability to strategically plan and select a range of high quality garments, while considering the profitable development of a company. By undertaking a variety of projects, you will learn how to analyse the factors that influence sales alongside personal and practical presentation skills. You will also learn how to build a range of profitable garments for wholesale, retail or online sales. Typical units... [-]

MA Luxury Brand Management

Regent’s University London
Campus Full time 12 - 16 months September 2017 United Kingdom London

The MA Luxury Brand Management takes a strategic view of the dynamic characteristics and opportunities with the global luxury goods industry. [+]

The MA Luxury Brand Management takes a strategic view of the dynamic characteristics and opportunities with the global luxury goods industry. Developed in consultation with industry, the programme recognises that luxury and prestige companies’ top executives need a specific kind of business expertise. Studying in the heart of London, one of the world’s capitals for the luxury industry, you will develop the skills needed to manage leading brands in a highly competitive environment, combining knowledge with an innovative approach and a strong cultural perspective. The programme is taught by highly qualified academics and experienced industry professionals, and focuses exclusively on luxury, branding and management across the full value chain. You will benefit from industry guest speakers, teaching that is informed by the latest business thinking and consultancy project collaborations with industry. Why should I choose this programme? The luxury industry has doubled in size over the past 10 years, reflecting an increasingly global presence. Traditionally a sector associated with Europe, luxury brands are expanding into the markets of the fast-developing BRIC economies. You will benefit from lectures by industry guest speakers, visits to companies managing luxury brands and collaborations with key international luxury partners. The programme also focuses on your personal development, building your skills in areas such as communication, emotional intelligence and team collaboration. You will work with coaches and experts to help you through your journey on the programme and beyond. This degree is recognised by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), providing you with access to CMI resources... [-]

MA International Business

Leeds Trinity University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

The purpose of the programme is to provide the essential knowledge, understanding and skills required for graduates to begin to operate competently and effectively within international business and management environment at mid-level management positions. [+]

MA Degrees in Business Studies. The purpose of the programme is to provide the essential knowledge, understanding and skills required for graduates to begin to operate competently and effectively within international business and management environment at mid-level management positions. It is a 1 year full-time programme (2 years part-time) and you will also undertake a professional work assignment in which you will be expected to complete a management consultancy project for an organisation. Many of the modules will focus on specific countries and regions as part of their exploration of international business subjects. Students will be expected to show an interest in exploring business practice and culture across varied parts of the world and draw widely on this in their assignments. Each year there are range of nationalities present in the student group as well as the lecturing staff and this is a rich source of information and cultural awareness that becomes integral to the course. Benefits of International Business Study theoretical foundations of International Business with real-life case studies and industry experiences. Hear from industry guest speakers such as Coca-Cola, ASDA, Google. Receive support from business mentors at our Enterprise Centre, where you can actually start your own company. Opportunity to study abroad at one of our partner universities e.g. Australia, Spain, USA, France. Graduate Destinations Potential careers may include; Global resource management, International marketing and sales management, Export consultancy, International Financial Reporting and Risk Management, Business growth and development consultancy, Currency trading and brokerage, International and trans national... [-]

MA in Business and Management (Entrepreneurship)

Bath Spa University
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 32 months September 2017 United Kingdom Bath + 1 more

Become a business leader of the future with this career-enhancing postgraduate management qualification. This course is for individuals looking for a credible postgraduate Business and Management qualification with a specialism in entrepreneurship. [+]

Specialise in entrepreneurship studying this Bath Business School MA. Provides a solid foundation in business, combined with a named specialism in Entrepreneurship. Equips you with commercial acumen, knowledge, business and professional skills necessary to succeed. Prepares you to flourish in senior roles in the global business environment. Become a business leader of the future with this career-enhancing postgraduate management qualification. This course is for individuals looking for a credible postgraduate Business and Management qualification with a specialism in entrepreneurship. Prior work experience and a first degree in Business and Management are not essential; we explore fundamental principles of business and management with a focus on your employability. Overview At an advanced level, you’ll study of a range of organisations and the rapidly changing environments in which they operate both nationally and internationally. You’ll also specialise by studying and researching within the field of entrepreneurship. Expect to enhance your academic research skills and practical management skills. You’ll need these in order to manage human resources, use complex organisational systems and face the challenging issues affecting business in a rigorous, pragmatic and effective manner. While independent study is key at Master’s level, Bath Spa University is a leading, teaching-focussed University, so we support you throughout your degree. You’ll learn through lectures, seminars, practical workshops, assessments, guided study and individual and group tutorials with your lecturers. Opportunities Field trips Where appropriate, we’ll organise field trips to enrich your learning. Work placements, industry links and internships We use simulated work experience strategies that require... [-]

Master of Arts in Food Studies

The American University of Rome
Campus Full time 15 months September 2017 Italy Rome

The M.A. in Food Studies is an interdisciplinary program that aims to provide knowledge and skills on the current situation and developments surrounding sustainable food production and consumption, more generally on how we affect the Earth’s resources with our food choices. It will focus on the international dimensions but also on how the associated policy and regulatory frameworks are framed and implemented at regional, national and sub-national levels by the public and non-profit sectors as well as by the food industry. [+]

MA Degrees in Business Studies. The M.A. in Food Studies is an interdisciplinary program that aims to provide knowledge and skills on the current situation and developments surrounding sustainable food production and consumption, more generally on how we affect the Earth’s resources with our food choices. It will focus on the international dimensions but also on how the associated policy and regulatory frameworks are framed and implemented at regional, national and sub-national levels by the public and non-profit sectors as well as by the food industry. The Program offers students the option to focus on a more professional-based path, according to their career aspirations, or a research-based path if they wish to pursue research at the Ph.D. level. It is a flexible program that allows students to acquire research methods and techniques and also to choose courses to enhance their business or multimedia communication skills. Students with entrepreneurial ambitions can follow a course of study whereby they will gain both conceptual grounding and hands-on skills in relation to the business of food, including accounting and finance, marketing, strategy and other functional business areas in both large and small corporate entities. Students may also choose multimedia communication and learn concepts and theories of visual communication related to food in an ever evolving digital environment, along with technical skills for a variety of multimedia products. Students will also have the opportunity to hone their writing skills in relation to food in its various professional forms, including technical writing for the scientific community,... [-]

Master’s Degree Programme in Futures Studies

University of Turku
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Turku

The Master’s Degree Programme in Futures Studies provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary and practical education in the field of futures studies. It is designed to educate foresight experts who help organisations to harness future opportunities and avoid unnecessary risks. [+]

Master’s Degree Programme in Futures Studies Will you be the next expert of the future? The Master’s Degree Programme in Futures Studies provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary and practical education in the field of futures studies. It is designed to educate foresight experts who help organisations to harness future opportunities and avoid unnecessary risks. The Programme includes plenty of rehearsal, case-studies and real-life experiences on using foresight methodology. These range from quantitative and qualitative methods to innovative and creative futures design techniques. Here you will get a versatile toolkit for implementing foresight thinking for the benefit of a given organisation. You will qualify to a wide array of expert positions in the strategic and foresight units of private companies and public institutions. The Programme also serves as an excellent basis for building a consultant business. PROGRAMME IN BRIEF Programme structure The extent of the Programme is 120 ECTS and the degree is designed to be completed in two years. Futures Studies as a major subject includes compulsory and optional courses that build the expertise of the student in, for example, futures studies methodology, strategic foresight and scenario building. Students are free to choose a minor subject that complements their career goals. Recommended minors include Sustainable Development, Entrepreneurship, Management and Organisation, and Economic Sociology. Elective studies can include courses in Futures Studies, but can also widen the knowledge of the student in new subjects or thematic areas. All students are also expected to study languages (Finnish as well as English) and general methodological... [-]

MA in International Tourism

USI Università della Svizzera italiana
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 Switzerland Lugano

The Master in International Tourism seeks to respond to this challenge and offers a programme that goes beyond the limited focus of professional masters courses, proposing instead a transversal and multidisciplinary approach at university level. [+]

MA Degrees in Business Studies. Having developed very rapidly in recent decades, international tourism has become one of the world economy's major industries. In 2012 international tourism hit a record high as for the first time more than one billion tourists traveled internationally within one single year. According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) the tourism and hospitality industry is generating 9% of the global GDP and approximately 10% of total world employment. Yet, managing international tourism demands a serious commitment: it is challenging and one must take into account a variety of different economies, institutions, legal systems, languages and cultures. To strike a fair balance between the various elements at play - the tourist industry, the tourist, the local community, the environment - entrepreneurs and operators need to have an excellent grasp of several (even fairly disparate) disciplines, highly professional skills, a strategic and essential view of phenomena, with a strong sense of responsibility. This Master aims to be part of a new wide-ranging form of training that is strongly oriented towards a multidisciplinary approach in contents and methods by covering the following fields: - Economics and Management (of tourism, of tourist business, of culture, of territory and environment); - Communication (in tourism, tourism marketing, information technologies, and human sciences); - Politics, Institutions and International Relations. The MT programme trains professional figures with qualified management career prospects in the foremost sectors of international tourism, as for instance: - Government, Industry Associations and Research; - Destination Management and Marketing; -... [-]

Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling – Business

Liberty University Online
Online Full time September 2017 USA Lynchburg

Through Liberty University Online’s Master of Arts in Human Services with a concentration in Business Management, students examine human behavior in the business environment. You will develop skills in strategic marketing, finance and corporate responsibility, and will gain an understanding of legal issues commonly faced in a work environment. [+]

Through Liberty University Online’s Master of Arts in Human Services with a concentration in Business Management, students examine human behavior in the business environment. You will develop skills in strategic marketing, finance and corporate responsibility, and will gain an understanding of legal issues commonly faced in a work environment. The program’s specialized core courses are offered through the Liberty University Center for Counseling and Family Studies. Potential Career Fields: Management, Account Representative, Marketing Consultant, Production Buyer Non-Discrimination Policy [-]

Master in Responsible Management – Project Competence Study

Steinbeis University Berlin Institute Corporate Responsibility Management
Campus Full time Part time 18 months October 2017 Germany Berlin + 1 more

The Master of Arts in Responsible Management (MRM) aims to give students a broad overview of responsible management within the business context, specifically focusing on theoretical debates within the discipline, business ethics, sustainability and strategic management. [+]

MA Degrees in Business Studies. M.A. in Responsible Management – Opportunity to Work & Study through Project Competence Concept Steinbeis University Berlin - Institute Corporate Responsibility Management (ICRM) offers the Master's Program M.A. in Responsible Management (MRM) since May 2010. At the core of every academic program at Steinbeis University Berlin is the Project Competence Concept, which aims at merging theory and practice. Students develop practical projects in light of knowledge they gain throughout their studies and implement them in their workplace. While working on their study projects, students receive project coaching from ICRM, as well as, if applicable, from their workplace. This process of undertaking a practical project, together with their theoretical studies, greatly enhances our students' development into responsible leaders, as they learn to apply their new knowledge and skills to real business problems in their everyday work. The project development is documented in exams of each seminar and final Master Thesis, which ensures the application of every topic covered in the Master’s Program in the actual project. As well as contributing to the personal development of our students, these competence projects also provide companies with benefits including access to the latest trends in the area of responsible management through knowledge transfer and complete project solutions for real-world problems within their companies. M.A. in Responsible Management – Program Outline The Master of Arts in Responsible Management (MRM) aims to give students a broad overview of responsible management within the business context, specifically focusing on theoretical debates within the... [-]

MA Leadership & Management ONLINE

IUBH School of Business and Management
Online & Campus Combined Full time 2 semesters Open Enrollment Germany Berlin Bad Honnef + 1 more

The IUBH MA in Leadership & Management is the ideal launch pad for a career in international management. [+]

Kick-start Your Career The IUBH MA in Leadership & Management is the ideal launch pad for a career in international management. As an IUBH master graduate, you are set for a successful career in a continually changing global business environment. You will have the ability to initiate and lead change in a corporate environment and apply acquired entrepreneurial and leadership skills. The ONLINE experience No need to put your career on hold for 1 year or more to do a Master's degree: This innovative version of the MA programme brings a much needed flexibility to your study schedule, thus allowing you to benefit from both online and campus interaction. This is how it works: after the first mandatory online semester, you take your studies to Berlin, Germany’s hot spot n° 1 and the leading European city in terms of innovation and start-ups. On our recently opened Campus Berlin you will study in state-of-the-art classrooms, network with other international students and dive into the local culture of one of Germany’s most exciting cities. An Intelligent Step in Your Personal Career Strategy You want to take your career to the next level, but you are reluctant to put your already promising position on hold for 1 year or more? This is exactly what our Online study model is offering. So make the smart choice, earn a top-ranked Master of Arts, and become a thought leader in your industry. Online learning The highly interactive online courses are taught via case studies, group projects... [-]

Master of Arts in Social Impact

Claremont Lincoln University
Online & Campus Combined Full time 15 months July 2017 USA Claremont

The M.A. in Social Impact teaches you to envision and implement programs that generate positive and sustainable impact within your community—and beyond. If you are an emerging leader with an entrepreneurial spirit, the M.A. in Social Impact can help you develop the skills and perspectives you need to be the catalyst for new social endeavors in your community. [+]

MA Degrees in Business Studies. Master of Arts in Social Impact Make a Difference with Social Entrepreneurship The M.A. in Social Impact teaches you to envision and implement programs that generate positive and sustainable impact within your community—and beyond. If you are an emerging leader with an entrepreneurial spirit, the M.A. in Social Impact can help you develop the skills and perspectives you need to be the catalyst for new social endeavors in your community. Learning Outcomes The M.A. in Social Impact aligns with the mission of Claremont Lincoln University to educate leaders capable of reaching across differences to create a more just and sustainable world. In this program you will learn: Social Leadership: Function as mindful humanistic change agents and empathetic leaders skilled and knowledgeable about how to catalyze and sustain changes in social systems. Social Impact Literacy: Synthesize the history, heritage, and context of social change and innovation for application to current world problems. Resource Models: Develop resourcing strategies built on current market principles and procedures. Action Research: Research, analyze, and determine appropriate methods and contemporary strategies for designing and implementing initiatives that generate positive social impact. Social Evaluation: Develop and employ evaluation and learning approaches to gain visibility on and adapt efforts for systems change and social innovation. Interpersonal Communication: Develop and demonstrate the interpersonal and engagement skills necessary for effective leaders in a global community or organization. Career Fields Applicable to an M.A. in Social Impact As a graduate of the Master of Arts in Social... [-]

MA in International Management

SRH Hochschule Berlin
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Germany Berlin

The Master of Arts in International Management degree offers a comprehensive programme that prepares you for an international career. The two year study programme includes innovation management to incorporate technological foresight. [+]

MA in International Management

Management career in a leadership position

 

The Master of Arts in International Management offers a comprehensive programme that prepares you for an international career.

 

The two year study programme includes innovation management to incorporate technological foresight, commercialization and the protection of intellectual property in decision-making processes. Estimating and evaluating corporate risk, risk management in value creation and finance, and continental-European law and company law are integral parts of our International Management degree.

 

A Master of Arts in International Management degree from SRH Hochschule Berlin is an excellent foundation for tackling management tasks in industry or for realizing your academic aspirations towards a doctoral thesis.... [-]


MA in Global Media Business

University of Westminster - Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design
Campus Full time 3 semesters United Kingdom London

The MA Global Media Business, awarded by the University of Westminster is the final award, of a two-year programme managed jointly by Westminster and the Communication University of China (CUC). Conferred by the University of Westminster, the Masters degree is also licensed and recognised by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China. [+]

MA Degrees in Business Studies. The MA Global Media Business, awarded by the University of Westminster is the final award, of a two-year programme managed jointly by Westminster and the Communication University of China (CUC). Conferred by the University of Westminster, the Masters degree is also licensed and recognised by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China. Media professionals and media firms are united in their need to acquire the commercial, strategic and managerial skills to prosper in an industry undergoing constant fundamental change. This course is designed to address these needs, developing entrepreneurial leaders equipped to deal with the complex and novel challenges presented by new technologies, consumer behaviour, and evolving business models. The course will enable you to identify and analyse strategic and operational problems and opportunities, understand, quantify and access national and international media markets, and use foresight and planning techniques to understand and respond to change. As well as being able to manage complex media projects, you will also have the skills to engage in strategic direction setting, deploy business-planning skills, and excel in leadership and implementation. The course is delivered by academic staff with lengthy experience of advising and managing media organisations. Teaching methods are based around practical problems and include in-class exercises and individuals and group projects and assessment. Assignments will enable you to develop and apply your skills in creative project development and business planning. The MA Global Media Business is a full-time course, delivered using a combination of full-time... [-]